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OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER FOR A norwolk “Eli” WA“ NORWALK COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT bdorvvalk \Aharriors Warren and News 217 WEST COT/1. SHELTON WA 98584~2283 giggliigf[liliillll‘llsgléilllgtlliliillllgilili’illlllilllll‘l‘l s asu‘rowmmesas 50¢ Vol. 47 No. 29 Norwalk, Iowa 50211 USPS No. 395-120 Phone 981 -0406 email: news@ norwalknewspapencom Thursday, November 26, 2015 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! . Golden Apple Award Photos The Golden Apple Award, sponsored by WHO and Nationwide, henors a special teacher each month during the school year. Julie Brincks was surprised during an assembly Tuesday, Nov. 3, in front the Oviatt staff and student body. Brincks has been teaching for 15 years. Julie Brincks, k/1 st grade looping teacher at Oviatt Elementary, was nominate-.1 by Julie McGinnis, Oviatt parent. First grader, Jonathon McGinnis has an tism spectrum disorder. Earlier this year, Brincks and McGinnis' aide attended a special training course to help better understand his learning disability. The course wasn’t required, but Julie McGinnis says his teacher’s effort is helping her son succeed. "She has re- ally differentiated to meet the needs of not only my kids but all of the kids in her class room. She goes above and beyond,” said Julie McGinnis. Santa At Legion Hall Area residents are re- minded that Santa will be at the Legion Building on Main Street in Cumming from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Children may visit Santa, receive a treat bag, decorate a cookie and make a Christmas Craft. Hosting the event are members of the Legion Auxiliary and members of the Cumming Park and Rec. Board. Christmas Lights at FCC Usher in the Christmas season by visiting Fellow- ship Community Church at 225 North Avenue in Norwalk! FCC invites the public to a Synchronized Lights and Live Nativity event from 6-8 p.m. Satur- day, Dec. 12, and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. The church property will be covered in 60,000+ LED lights synchronized to Christmas music. A live- nativity with real animals will also be a part of the event. Take in the sights and sounds of this event from the comfort of your vehicle. . .free cookies and hot chocolate will be brought to you! This is a FREE event, however donations will be accepted and will be used to assist local families in need. For more informa- tion, and to view a pre— view video, visit Fellow- . ship CommunityChurch’s website at fccnorwalkorg. Call the church office with any questions at 981—0699. Santa in Norwalk Santa will ride the firetruck around N orwalk Saturday, Dec. 12, at 8 a.m. MUM ' City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Area residents are invited to kick off Holiday Shop- a ping in Norwalk with Norwalk’s Fifth Annual Christ- mas Tree Lighting Celebration Sunday, Nov. 29, at O’Leary Celebration of Life Center, 1020 Main St. (Cor- ner of Main Street and Hwy 28/Sunset Drive.) Crafts begin at 4:30 p.m. with live entertainment by the Norwalk High School Music Department. Tree light- ing and a visit from Santa is at 5 p.m. Join the fun evening with apple cider, hot cocoa, cook- ies and crafts. ' The event is sponsored by City State Bank, O’Leary Funeral and Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center, Flowers for Every Occasion, Scott’s Foods, Fareway, City of Norwalk and Norwalk Area Chamber of Commerce. Activities at the 1051 North Ave. 981-821? Christmas Party Dec. 1 Tuesday, Dec. 1 Storytime, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. This story-time is rec- ommended for 3-5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. We’ll read picture books, sing songs and do rhymes; 25 minutes of storytime followed by play time. Christmas at the Library, 4 - 7 p.m. Stop by the li- brary to see Santa and his reindeer, get your photo taken and enjoy crafts, snacks, and holiday cheer! Wednesday, Dec. 2 Early Out Wednesdays, 2:30 — 3:15 p.m. For grades K-5, come to the library on early out Wednesdays for fun activities and projects. On lst Wednesdays of the month, it’s Build! Build imaginative creations with Legos and more. Thursday, Dec. 3 Rhyme Time, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. We’ll read shorter picture books and board books, sing songs, and do ac- tion rhymes! This story-time is recommended for 18 months 2 years old, but all ages are welcome; 25 min- utes followed by playtime. Friday, Dec. Before Hours: Tech@10, 10 11 a.m. Each Friday at 10 a.m., staff members will be available to set up tech help appointments or help drop—in individuals. Please contact us for more information. Christmas Tree Sales South Suburban YMCA Service Club volunteers will operate a Christmas tree lot at the South Suburban YMCA, '401 E. Army Post Road, most afternoons and evenings and all day Saturdays and Sundays. The lot will open November 27 (the day after Thanks- giving) and will remain open until all trees are sold. Volunteers are always needed to help at the tree lot. If you would like to help, contact jlane@jesterinsurance .com, 515-249—5528 with questions. The club has been selling Christmas trees to raise money for the South Suburban YMCA since the 1960’s. For more information, call the'South Suburban YMCA, 285-0444.